Carroll County Comet

Blood donors get social through virtual community

With a presence on Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and Flickr, the American Red Cross provides an array of electronic opportunity for blood donors to build a virtual community. Donors can subscribe to blogs, view photostreams, participate in professional networking services, and listen to podcasts.

“Our online presence is growing,” CEO for the Indiana- Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, Sharyn Whitman said. “Now, most anywhere you go, virtual or not, you’ll find people sharing stories and information about giving blood through the American Red Cross.”

Those wishing to strengthen their Red Cross connections can start by visiting the humanitarian organization’s newly re-tooled Blood Services website. Links and portals provide easy navigation to various social networking and information sites, as well as to details on local blood drives and events by going to redcrossblood. org.

The next blood drive will be Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Honan Hall located on East Monroe St., Delphi.

For information, call (800) 733-2767 or join the conversation at

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